Definition of Haemoglobinopathy

1. Noun. A blood disease characterized by the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood.

Exact synonyms: Hemoglobinopathy
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder



Definition of Haemoglobinopathy

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of a group of inherited disorders in which haemoglobin does not function properly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Haemoglobinopathy

1. Disorder due to abnormalities in the haemoglobin molecule, the best known being sickle cell anaemia in which there is a single amino acid substitution (valine for glutamate) in position 6 of the beta chain. In other cases one of the globin chains is synthesised at a slower rate, despite being normal in structure. See: thalassaemia. Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemoglobinopathy

haemoglobin Portland
haemoglobin Rainier
haemoglobin S
haemoglobin SC disease
haemoglobin Yakima
haemoglobin electrophoresis
haemoglobinaemia
haemoglobinaemia paralytica
haemoglobinemia
haemoglobinocholia
haemoglobinolysis
haemoglobinometer
haemoglobinometers
haemoglobinometry
haemoglobinopathies
haemoglobinopathy (current term)
haemoglobinopepsia
haemoglobinophilic
haemoglobins
haemoglobinuria
haemoglobinurias
haemoglobinuric
haemoglobinuric fever
haemoglobinuric nephrosis
haemogram
haemohistioblast
haemoid
haemolamella
haemoleukocyte
haemolipase

Literary usage of Haemoglobinopathy

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Guidelines for haemoglobinopathy screening. Clin Lab Hematol 1988; 10:87-94. 36. Pearson HA, O'Brien RT. Sickle cell testing programs. ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Guidelines for haemoglobinopathy screening. Clin Lab Hematol 1988:10:87-94. 46. American Academy of Family Physicians. Age charts for the periodic health ..."

3. Genetic Testing: Policy Issues for the New Millennium by European Commission (2000)
"... When performed as recommended,7 the "haemoglobinopathy screen" is an almost ideal screening test. Sensitivity is 100% for common abnormal haemoglobins ..."

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